U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China, India and Russia of neglecting their air pollution as they allowed the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
“Look at China, how dirty it is. See Russia. Look at India. The air is dirty,” Mr. Trump said during his last presidential debate with his Democratic Alliance opponent Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I came out of the Paris Agreement as we were supposed to spend billions of dollars and we were treated unfairly,” he said in response to a question about climate change.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly criticized countries such as India and China for not doing enough to climate change, calling them air-conditioned regions.
In 2017, Mr. Trump excluded the United States from the Paris climate agreement in 2015, saying the international agreement to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius was not good for U.S. workers.
He also said that countries such as China and India benefit greatly from the Paris agreement.
Speaking to his cheering supporters at an election rally at the state-run state of North Carolina last week, Mr. Trump accused countries such as China, Russia and India of adding air pollution to the world.
“We have the best natural numbers, ozone numbers, and many more. Meanwhile, China, Russia, and India are all spitting air,” he said during the summit.China is the world’s largest carbon producer followed by the U.S., India and the EU.